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The royal train of Maharashtra, Deccan Odyssey covers almost all the famous heritage destinations of Maharashtra as well as the state of Goa. It commences its weeklong journey from Mumbai and the destinations covered by this train are discussed in brief:

Mumbai

MumbaiAs Mumbai is the first departure destination of the train, tourists begin with exploring the Mumbai city. It is not only the financial capital of India but also the entertainment hub of the country. Mumbai is undoubtedly the most flamboyant city of India and it houses some of the world-famous heritage attractions such as The Gateway of India, Hanging Garden, Prince of Wales Museum amongst others.

Sindhudurg Ocean Fort & Tarkali Beach

Sindhudurg Ocean Fort & Tarkali BeachThe train next chugs into the Sindhudurg Ocean Fort. This fort is located on a rocky island and tells the tale of a saga of the bygone era. The founder of the Maratha kingdom Shivaji built this fort around 1664-67 AD. This once used to be the. Sindhudurg Fort is the most well-preserved fort of Maratha.
Sindhudurg, the naval base of Maratha Empire, can be accessed by a boat only.
Tarkarli is a scenic beach located at the confluence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. It is 6 kms away from Malvan. This is often called the 'Queen Beach' of Sindhudurg.

Goa, the Pearl of the East

Goa, once a Portuguese colony is the smallest state of India located on the west coast of India.Called the ''Las-Vegas'' Goaof modern India, Goa is mostly known for the scenic palm-fringed beaches yet Old Goa houses some Portuguese heritage. Deccan Odyssey takes you to the North Goa which is a home to St. Augustine Church, once the largest Cathedral in Goa, widely renowned Basilica of Bom Jesus, The Church of St. Francis of Assissi, The Cathedral and an archaeological museum for Goan antiques.
The Beaches of Goa are famous worldwide for their lively enviroments, enlivened by music and dance!

Kolhapur

KolhapurThe city of Kolhapur, once a princely state also houses some heritage attractions. This city is widely famous for its tradition of martial arts. During your Kolhapur's tour of Deccan Odyssey, you will visit the famous Mahalaxmi Temple, Bhavani Mandap and New Palace Museum.
Kolhapur is well-known for Kolhapuri chappals, jewellery items, saris, leather sandals and lots more!

Daulatabad Fort City & World Heritage Ellora Caves

Daulatabad Daulatabad, just16 km from Aurangabad, is a 14th century fort city in Maharashtra. The Deccan Odyssey main attraction here is the Daulatabad Fort which was once the head quarters of the powerful Yadava rulers. It was also the capital of Mohammed bin Tughlak, who renamed the old city Deogiri as Daulatabad,meaning City of Fortune.
Ellora Caves is a globally renowned heritage site in India located near Aurangabad famous for the sculpture works of Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. As per the archeologists the Ellora caves date back to the 5th and 11th centuries.

Bibi-Ka-Muqbara is another attraction in Aurangabad. Bibi-Ka-Muqbara known as the "Poor Man's Taj" is a replica of Taj Mahal built by Prince Azam Shah as a tribute to his mother Rabia Durrani.

Chandrapur & Wardha

Chandrapur & WardhaLocated in Chandrapur district in the Vidharba region of Eastern Maharashtra, Tadoba-Andhari Tiger is 45 km north of Chandrapur. The main attractions of the park are the royal Bengal tiger and Sambar, Gaur, Chinkara, Leopard cat, Pangolin, Panther, Spotted deer, Sloth bear, Chausinga, Nilgai, Barking deer, Indian bison, Wild dog, Hyena, Jackals amongst several species of birds, etc.
Wardha houses the Gandhi's Sevagram Ashram where the most renowned freedom struggler, Mahatma Gandhi, stayed from 1936 to 1948. It served as an institution for nation building activities. One will get to witness in this Ashram, Gandhi's way of life. Places to Visit at Wardha: Adi Nivas (First Residence), , Bapu Kuti, Ba Kuti, Gandhiji's Secretariat, Bapu's Kitchen, Akhari Niwas (Last Abode) and Gandhiji's Exhibits.

Ajanta Caves and Nashik (Panchawati)

Ajanta CavesThe last destinations of Deccan Odyssey Train are the legendary Ajanta Caves and Nashik. Ajanta Caves, the World Heritage Site, date back to 2nd century BC. These temples are carved with Buddhist art and sculptures. There are 34 excavated caves in Ajanta which are a feast to the eyes of an art lover or even a cultural heritage freak!
Panchawati is a pilgrimage site in Nashik on the bank of River Godavari and it's history lies in the Hindu Epic,Ramayana. It is believed that Ram spent his exile days with wife Sita and brother Laxman here. Ravana then abducted Sita from the Panchawati Van.This site houses some temples and is also famous for the world renowned Kumbha Mela.

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